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Milestone Systems highlights “world-leading performance” and Partner Community at IFSEC International

At IFSEC International 2017, Milestone Systems will be showcasing high-performance security solutions based on open platform technology, strategic partnerships and value propositions from the Milestone Partner Community.

On show at Milestone’s Stand E750 will be the full Milestone XProtect 2017 portfolio of products in addition to the full range of Milestone Husky NVRs. For their part, Milestone’s technology partners (more of whom anon) will be showcasing integrated solutions.

Visitors to ExCeL will have the first chance to see Milestone’s two new products, namely XProtect Express+ and XProtect Professional+. These solutions introduce connectivity, adaptability and extendability, and particularly so for those installations in the small and medium-sized arenas.

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“Milestone Systems is much more than a VMS manufacturer,” stated said Raziel Bareket, director for North and South Europe at Milestone Systems. “We’re a business enabler thanks to our community approach. At IFSEC 2017, we’re not only showcasing our 12 technology partners, but also the highest-performing solutions in the industry.”

Milestone Partner Community

The Partner Community is essential to Milestone’s business strategy. A strong partner presence on Milestone’s booth at the show is an illustration of that commitment.

A wide array of innovative partner solutions will be shown, encompassing everything from advanced storage solutions right through to video analytics on the edge.

  • Araani: Video Smoke Detection for Critical Environments
    Araani’s smart video analytics make it possible to detect smoke and other dangers in critical environments at a very early stage.
  • Edesix: Body-Worn Video Solutions
    Edesix is set to shows its flagship product series VideoBadge, a body-worn video system often styled as an ID card holder and characterised by simple operation, footage encryption and wire-free design.
  • Nedap: Access Control with No End of Life
    With AEOS Access Control, authorisations are allocated to individuals not cards, in turn rendering this an easy access control system to manage. End users can configure everyone’s profile centrally, while their cards update automatically.
  • Oncam: Experts in 360° and Wide-Angle Video
    Oncam’s sole focus is on 360-degree smart IP video, all the while working with partners to deliver high-value business solutions for end user customers that leverage Oncam’s award-winning technology.

Other Milestone Community Partners present at IFSEC 2017 will include:

  • Agent VI: Comprehensive video analytics solutions
  • CNL: Complete integrated situation management
  • Digital Barriers: EdgeVis live wireless real-time video
  • Ipsotek: Intelligent video content analytics for challenging environments
  • Siklu: Millimeter wave wireless connectivity
  • Southwest Microwave: Integrated perimeter protection solutions
  • Venzo Secure: Next generation of high-performance computing and IoT

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Digital Barriers wins new US contracts worth combined total of $6.8 million

Digital Barriers, the specialist provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, has announced a number of new contracts for its EdgeVis Live technology that have been signed this month.

The company has agreed deals with two different flagship US federal law enforcement agencies worth a combined $6.8 million. In addition, it has secured a £2.0 million contract extension with BT Redcare, under which its class-leading EdgeVis Live wireless video surveillance products are marketed as ‘Redcare View’.

Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis Live surveillance technology offers secure distribution of real-time video from anywhere to anywhere, featuring end-to-end security, real world resilience and network optimisation that can stream usable live video using 60% less bandwidth than standard technologies.

It delivers significant capability benefits and material cost savings over competing technologies, and has now been sold into many of the world’s leading law enforcement and defence agencies. 

Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers, commented: “The scale of these contract awards clearly demonstrates the significant technical lead that EdgeVis Live enjoys over its competition and the value of last year’s acquisition of Brimtek in enhancing our market position and credibility across the US law enforcement landscape. EdgeVis Live continues to build market share among flagship US agencies, in turn providing us with a strong platform for material future growth.”

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Digital Barriers launches Cloud Video Platform in wake of successful beta trials with key partners

Following on from successful beta trials involving key partners, Digital Barriers has announced the launch of its Cloud Video Platform (CVP). From launch, CVP provides automatic video alert verification, camera tampering alerts and face detection, all from a cloud service. In turn, this enables organisations of all sizes across both the commercial and public sectors to analyse their video more effectively and efficiently.

The volume of video being captured and stored by organisations is on the increase each and every year. Typically, it’s locked away within a corporate data repository. In truth, this video is rarely viewed or shared due to the cost and complexity of analysing it or viewing it at the point of need.

Using advanced video analytics, CVP can help organisations identify what’s important and compress live and recorded video such that it may be shared more easily, subsequently enhancing operational effectiveness.

CVP can also help Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) reduce their number of false alarms through advanced analytics and enhancement tools over direct web services. Managers and operators are able to use CVP to quickly verify potential threats without significant installation or deployment costs, whereas in the past deploying such tools has been both time-consuming and expensive, leading to prolonged procurements and delayed implementations.

CVP has been designed to be easy to integrate. It’s highly efficient and is extremely cost-effective. The solution is designed to deliver genuine benefits to organisations, helping to make sense of the often limitless volumes of video being captured and stored. Importantly, CVP is able to operate on public, private and secure Government clouds.

Digital Barriers will launch new video analytic algorithms to CVP over the coming months, including its full facial recognition and Government-accredited intrusion detection analytics (designated SafeZone). It will also host third party analytics such as license plate recognition and vehicle traffic analytics.

Later this year, Digital Barriers’ video technology, TVI, will also be available as a cloud service to provide reliable, live, real-time video streaming over cellular networks (including 4G) from existing video stores.

Zak Doffman: CEO at Digital Barriers

Zak Doffman: CEO at Digital Barriers

Zak Doffman, CEO at Digital Barriers, commented: “The growth in IP network video and edge analytics has already created a generational technology shift in this market. Now, the evolution to cloud services will do the same again. Our video streaming and analytics technologies are uniquely capable over wireless networks. This is why they’ve been adopted by some of the world’s leading defence and security organisations and have sold into more than 30 countries. This gives us a very compelling advantage over other cloud video offerings that will inevitably come to market.”

Doffman concluded: “With the launch of the Cloud Video Platform we can give connected cameras anywhere in the world almost instant access to our suite of advanced video tools with no deployment costs or delays. This solution will continue to develop as we add cutting-edge analytics from not only Digital Barriers but also third parties.”

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Mayflex appointed distributor for Digital Barriers’ SafeZone-edge intelligent video analytics

Mayflex – the cabling infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions distributor – has signed an agreement to distribute Digital Barriers’ intelligent video analytics application for reliable zone-based intrusion detection. SafeZone-edge is the first edge-based product to combine the performance of server-based intelligent video analysis with the simplicity of video motion detection.

Boasting UK Government certification (i-LIDS® scheme), SafeZone-edge is designed to protect secure facilities and reliably monitor remote sites with “exceptional detection accuracy” and “minimal false alarms”. It’s available now on a wide range of compatible Axis Communications cameras and encoders.

In addition to performance, SafeZone-edge has been designed with “a relentless focus” on ease of installation, affordability and scalability. An innovative auto-calibration feature dispenses with complex scene calibration tasks, in turn allowing multiple cameras to be installed quickly and without any fuss.

Intelligent processing ensures reliable operation, adapting automatically to seasonal and environmental conditions (variable illumination, shadows and general weather, etc) that can otherwise cause nuisance alarms. In a real-life operational test conducted across one week, the replacement of a video motion detection solution with SafeZone-edge resulted in a nuisance alarm reduction of 10,000-plus to just one.

Mayflex has signed an agreement to distribute Digital Barriers’ SafeZone-edge intelligent video analytics application for reliable zone-based intrusion detection

Mayflex has signed an agreement to distribute Digital Barriers’ SafeZone-edge intelligent video analytics application for reliable zone-based intrusion detection

Certification to UK Government standards

Mark Simmons, sales director at Mayflex, commented: “As a business we are continually striving to bring products on board which complement existing brands and offer our customers an easier way of working and making money. The fact that Digital Barriers has a relationship with Axis Communications, for whom we have distributed products and solutions for a number of years now, is a huge plus. This is yet another great brand that has been added to the ever-growing Mayflex security product portfolio.”

Dan Meyrick, sales and business development lead for SafeZone-edge, explained: “Digital Barriers is delighted to have Mayflex as a distribution partner. When bringing innovation to the market with products such as SafeZone-edge, it’s vital you have the right partners working with you. We certainly believe we have that in Mayflex and very much look forward to working with the team.”

SafeZone-edge has been certified to the following UK Government standards:
• i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications
• i-LIDS® approved event-based recording system for sterile zone monitoring applications

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Digital Barriers to showcase SafeZone-edge embedded video analytics at IFSEC International 2014

Digital Barriers will showcase SafeZone-edge, the company’s edge-embedded intrusion detection application, at IFSEC International 2014. By combining outstanding detection reliability with affordability and simplicity, SafeZone-edge offers a genuine alternative to costly and complex server-based intelligent video analysis (IVA) as well as lower cost but unreliable video motion detection (VMD).

With organisations typically facing an underwhelming choice when selecting between video-based intrusion detection systems, SafeZone-edge was designed to specifically address the limitations and compromises of conventional solutions.

This started with streamlining the efforts of the installer and operator by replacing the complex and time-consuming manual calibration of cameras with a fully-automated set-up procedure. This even includes a unique function that allows multiple cameras to be calibrated in a single step, in turn saving time and offering greater flexibility to installers in their deployments of cameras and analytics at site.

Dave Oliver, director UK enterprise account sales at Digital Barriers, said: “SafeZone-edge was designed with a ruthless focus on simplicity, refining the product to concentrate on the key features and outcomes that are valued most – practical configuration of the system and reliable detection of intruders.”

Digital Barriers will showcase SafeZone-edge, the company’s edge-embedded intrusion detection application, at IFSEC International 2014

Digital Barriers will showcase SafeZone-edge, the company’s edge-embedded intrusion detection application, at IFSEC International 2014

Oliver continued: “A default intrusion detection zone and user-defined scenarios cover typical perimeter security and sterile zone monitoring operations, while set-up is streamlined by using a simple scene walkthrough to provide the reference data for automatic calibration of each camera. An advanced analytical engine with automated scene learning enables SafeZone-edge to detect reliably in even the most difficult environments, including adverse weather and variable illumination, as well as adapt to seasonal changes and day/night operation.”

Accreditation from the i-LIDS® scheme

Despite this focus on simplicity and ultra-efficient edge-based processing, detection performance remains uncompromising. SafeZone-edge is one of the very few truly edge-based applications to achieve the highest possible accreditation under the internationally recognised UK Home Office i-LIDS® evaluation scheme.

SafeZone-edge is certified as an i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications, as well as being an i-LIDS® approved event-based recording system for sterile zone monitoring applications.

Dave Oliver added: “SafeZone-edge uses an analytical engine that actually derives from a sophisticated server-based solution, with extensive re-engineering and code optimisation to create an edge-embedded application that runs directly on cameras and encoders. This effort was aided by the decision to develop the initial SafeZone-edge product on the world-leading ACAP open camera application platform from Axis Communications.”

SafeZone-edge is certified as an i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications

SafeZone-edge is certified as an i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications

IFSEC International 2014 will feature the latest release of SafeZone-edge, with the innovative multi-camera automated set-up feature, enhanced object tracking, expanded thermal camera compatibility and the option to define multiple scenarios and alarm events on each camera.

SafeZone-edge is available through leading value added resellers and distributors, with an affordable and simple pricing approach. It’s already presenting system integrators, installers and consultants with a compelling case to re-evaluate their use of IVA and VMD for major projects as well as smaller site installations.

In one of the earliest trials, SafeZone-edge reduced the false alarm count at one site from an operationally unviable 10,000-plus per week to just one without any loss of detection sensitivity.
SafeZone-edge has launched on ACAP from Axis, the world’s leading network camera manufacturer.

Daren Lang, business development manager for Northern Europe at Axis, explained: “SafeZone-edge is a very exciting solution and a class-leading intrusion detection package that provides Axis camera users with a compelling argument for embedding video analytics at the edge of the network. This is a great working example of how the Axis Camera Application Platform is evolving. In this case, Digital Barriers is using Axis cameras as the platform to deliver a solution that’s not only very cost-effective but also provides levels of accuracy and robustness usually only associated with server-based applications.”

Further detail on IFSEC International 2014

At IFSEC International 2014, Digital Barriers will be exhibiting with Axis Communications on Stand E1000.

Digital Barriers will also be featuring its RDC intelligent ground sensors and TVI wireless video and alarm distribution platform. These innovative capabilities provide organisations – and particularly those in the CNI domain – with greater flexibility in their security and surveillance operations.

For more information on SafeZone-edge visit: http://www.digitalbarriers.com/safezone

IFSEC International 2014 takes place at ExCeL London from 17-19 June. Register as a visitor for free at: http://www.ifsec.co.uk

Delegates can see a live demonstration of SafeZone-edge on the Axis Stand (E1000)

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Axis Communications set to demonstrate ‘smarter and safer world’ of video surveillance at IFSEC International 2014

At IFSEC International 2014, network video specialist Axis Communications will be demonstrating how the company is continuing to open new opportunities and deliver a smarter and safer world of video surveillance.

As well as showcasing the latest innovations in network video at the international security trade show, Axis Communications will be inviting attendees to learn first-hand how partnering with them can help businesses discover new markets and tap into new commercial opportunities.

Axis will be joined by five of its key partners, in turn offering visitors the chance to learn more about cloud hosting, edge-embedded analytics, efficient transmission and the use of network video to continually drive business improvement and performance as well as enhance safety and security.

Sharing the Axis stand (Stand E1000) will be leading video analytics companies Digital Barriers, IPS Intelligent Video Analytics and Wavestore, as well as communications and video specialist Fält Communications and video hosting system provider Observit.

Focus on cutting-edge technologies

The Axis stand will feature some of the company’s most cutting-edge technologies, including the latest innovations in ultra-HD 4K resolution and Axis Camera Station software for video monitoring and recording.

Other advances on show in the ‘image usability’ area will allow visitors to see first-hand Axis’ market-leading Lightfinder technology as well as its Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), thermal imaging and other technical innovations (among them nitrogen-pressurised stainless steel HDTV PTZ dome cameras).

Atul Rajput: regional director for Northern Europe at Axis Communications

Atul Rajput: regional director for Northern Europe at Axis Communications

In addition, this year Axis will also be dedicating an entire section of the stand to its hugely successful partner programmes, including the Channel Partner Programme and the Architecture and Engineering Programme, designed to support network architects engineers and consultants involved in the design and specification of IP-based security systems.

As part of its commitment to training and development, Axis Communications’ Academy will also have its own presence on the stand. After having trained over 40,000 people globally and with training in the Northern European region at record levels, the Axis Academy is proving to be an expert in its field and clearly demonstrates the desire for recognised certified training to enable surveillance professionals to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace.

Presence at the IFSEC Academy

Throughout the three-day show, members of Axis’ Northern European team will be delivering several seminars, these include:

Safe City Development: 17 June, 12.00 noon-12.30 pm
Speaker: Daren Lang, regional business development manager (northern Europe)
Location: Convergence Solutions Theatre

The Road to Smarter Traffic: 18 June, 12.00 noon–12.30 pm
Speaker: David Thomasson, transportation business development manager (northern Europe)
Location: Convergence Solutions Theatre

New technologies, new possibilities: smarter security for retail stores: 18 June, 4.00 pm-4.30 pm
Speaker: Scott Brothers, retail business development manager (northern Europe)
Location: Smart Buildings Theatre

Top Ten Trends: 19 June, 10.30 am-11.00 am
Speaker: Atul Rajput, regional director (northern Europe)
Location: Convergence Solutions Theatre

Benefits of network video

Atul Rajput, regional director for northern Europe at Axis Communications, said: “I passionately believe that, as an industry, we are guilty of underselling the benefits of network video. All-too-often, network video is viewed as a cost when in reality it can be a revenue generating opportunity.”

He continued: “We know that one of the benefits of network video is the endless opportunities for integration into complementary applications, but the question remains… Is that of real benefit to our customers and what opportunities does it present?”

Rajput went on to state: “We need to be bold and engage with all areas and departments as our technology touches every part of a business from logistics and operations right through to marketing and, of course, security. Network video shouldn’t be just a cost centre. It should be a key component in driving operational efficiencies throughout a business.”

He added: “For years, the conversation has only been about the transition from analogue to digital. That discussion has ended. Today’s successful companies are those that are proactively looking at ways in which network video can create new business opportunities. Companies that embrace this and strive to discover new and innovative solutions can look forward to a smarter and successful future.”

In conclusion, Rajput explained: “At IFSEC International 2014, we are determined to show people how we can help them and their organisations not only enhance their security, but also add real value to their business. We believe that our experience and that of our partner network means we are perfectly positioned to drive this change.”

*To discover more about Axis Communications’ presence at IFSEC International 2014 visit: http://www.axis.com/ifsec/index.htm

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